OAC Gallery

Russian River Twilight, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"

Russian River Twilight, oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″

In January I was invited to join OAC Gallery – Original. Affordable. Curated.  OAC  feels that galleries still have a responsibility to inspire, provoke and challenge us, whether online or not. With a variety of styles, mediums and one-of-a-kind pieces, they’re committed to providing a large array of well-curated work.

They selected 10 paintings to feature online.  You can see the selection of paintings here.

My first sale in February 2016 was Russian River Twilight, oil on canvas, 24  x 24.  This is one of the paintings from my Chalk Hill series that I made while I was the artist in residence at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency in Healdsburg, CA.

New Atmospheric Landscape Paintings

I’m working on a series of paintings inspired by what I see while driving or riding in the car.  I like to hold the camera up and snap away at the road before me or the landscape passing by.  Here’s “On the Way”, oil on canvas, 30 x 30″.  I believe it’s from a winding country road in Sonoma, CA

On the Way, oil on canvas, 30" x 30"

On the Way, oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″

Artspan’s Annual Juried Art Auction

Landscape Painting available at the Artspan Annual Art Auction San Francisco

Jenner Fog, oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″

On Saturday, March 26th, Artspan is hosting their annual Juried Art Auction at SomArts Cultural Center to benefit the many programs and services Artpsan offers to the San Francisco Arts Community. It’s a lively event that provides access to affordable artwork by the Bay Area’s top artists.

My submission “Jenner Fog” was accepted as one of the 100+ works attendees can bid on in the silent auction. Learn more and get your tickets HERE.

Artspan Annual Art Auction
Saturday, March 26, 5:30-10pm

SOMArts Cultural Center934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103

West Coast Best Coast

My painting Upper Lake – Chalk Hill was selected to be a part of the upcoming West Coast Best Coast exhibition at Blue Line Arts.  I painted Upper Lake at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency in Healdsburg, CA.  I was inspired by a small lake on the Warnecke Ranch in the middle of vineyards.  You can see more about my time at Chalk Hill here.

Landscape Painting of Upper Lake at Chalk Hill Artist Residency

Upper Lake – Chalk Hill, oil on canvas, 30 x 30

Blue Line Arts asked artists to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and digital works to celebrate the best that the west coast and California have to offer.  In this juried competition artists works will depict their favorite aspects of the western most states and why they love calling the west coast home. As a California-based gallery, this exhibition highlights the artists and elements that make this the “best coast.”

March 4, 2016 – April 2, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 19, 6 – 9pm

WestPark Worshop Gallery

Blue Line Arts
405 Vernon Street, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 783-4117

New Year New Studio

The news came late in the summer of 2015 that after 25 years as a thriving group of art studios for 40+ artists SoMa Artists Studios was to close forever at the end of November.  I had only been a part of this SOMA Artists Studios for 4 years.  I was sad to see it close and I was worried it wouldn’t be easy to find new studio as there were so many artists loosing work space last year.   The search was on. In October a large studio at Yosemite Place became available.  I jumped in and signed a lease.  The studio is big enough to share so I invited Denise Dmochowski and Valerie Scott to join me.  We had a wall built down the middle so each side can enjoy that natural light that streams through the windows throughout the day.  We moved in at the end of November and didn’t really get all settled in until the end of December.  Stay tuned for images of our painting filled studios  working messes!

The large wall of windows captured my painting heart!

A wall of North Facing windows captured my painting heart!

The wall was built down the middle so each side can enjoy the great natural light that streams through the windows all day.

The dividing wall was built in a week.

The dividing wall was built in a week by CNF Construction.

 

My half of the studio

My half of the studio.  The walls need to be painted.

My painting storage unit.

My painting storage unit.

Celebrating 40 years of Artspan and SF Open Studios

ArtLaunch Exhibition Celebrating 40 years of SF Open Studios

ArtLaunch Exhibition for SF Open Studios Photo by: Gregory Vernitsky

ArtLaunch 2015

SF Open Studios Exhibition

SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco

The SF Open Studios Exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center showcases over 400 artists’ work during October and November, organized by SF Open Studios weekend and neighborhood. Hung salon-style, the artwork is a preview of what you will discover when visiting studios on the upcoming weekends. Grab a Guide, mark your favorites artists, and start on your own self-guided art adventure.

  • Exhibition Dates: October 9 – November 8, 2015
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon-7pm / Saturday, 11am-5pm / Sunday, 11am-3pm
  • Location: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan, SF
  • Exhibition Admission: free and open to the public

 

 

Paintings at City Hall

A selection of seven paintings at City Hall on view until September 21.

Summer Pond and Lost Weekend in Scott Wiener’s office in City Hall.

Most days when I arrive at the studio I like to meditate before I start a painting session.  This helps me clear my mind so I can focus on the paintings at hand.  One spring day after a successful meditation I came out of my studio and was immediately introduced to Shannon T. by Valerie Scott a fellow painter at SOMA Artists Studios.  Shannon was looking at Valerie’s work for an upcoming show and looking for new artists to show their work at City Hall.  I invited Shannon into my studio but because I had just emptied my mind in meditation I had no words to talk about my art.  It was a very weird and somewhat embarrassing situation. I had never experienced anything like it.  He looked around made some comments about my work and took my business card. I really thought I would never hear from him.  Several months later he emailed and mentioned that my meditation experience stuck in his mind and he wanted to invite me to show my work at City Hall.   I was thankful he liked my work and felt it was a perfect fit for Scott Wiener’s office and didn’t hold my weird behavior against me!  I hope my paintings add a peaceful element to this office environment and makes everyone’s day a little bit better.

Here’s a few images of my paintings in Supervisor Scott Wiener’s office at City Hall

Paintings in Scott Wiener's office at City Hall

Me with Lost Weekend in Scott Wiener’s office at City Hall

Paintings in Scott Wiener's office at City Hall

Point Reyes, oil on canvas, 36 x 36. A selection of paintings in Scott Wiener’s office at City Hall

Paintings in Scott Wiener's office at City Hall

Thoughts of Twilight, 24 x 24. Paintings in Scott Wiener’s office at City Hall

July 6 – September 21

Office of Supervisor Scott Wiener
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 274
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-6968

Sold at vangoart.co

Kovalam Morning, oil on canvas, 48" x 48" $3500

Kovalam , oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

The landscape painting “Kovalam” was inspired by my visit to Southern India.  I often make paintings from memory about my time spent on the backwaters of Kerela.  I love making paintings with the lush greens and deep blues I remember from that distant journey.

“Kovalam” happened to be my first sale recently on vangoart.co.   The painting sold to a first time art buyer. The client happens to be local and asked if he could visit my studio to see the work in person.  I was delighted to invite him to my studio.  He told me he fell in love with the painting and couldn’t stop thinking about it.  Each time he looked at it he saw something new.  Happiness all around.

 

Beautiful Planet at El Camino College Art Gallery

Beautiful Planet
in celebration of Nature

El Camino College Art Gallery
January 20 – February 12, 2015
Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 29, 7-9pm

Coast Fog, oil on canvas, 12 x 12

Victoria Veedell, Coast Fog, oil on canvas, 12 x 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a time when one might well despair the demise of the planet, as we experience global warming, biological species extinction, drought and more, it seems also of great importance to simply stop, observe, and revel in the extreme beauty that remains. Perhaps in so doing we can be further encouraged to take steps towards preservation of the utterly remarkable natural environment that exists on planet earth.

The nineteen artists in Beautiful Planet celebrate the natural world in a multiplicity of ways that ranges from drawing, painting, photography, digital media, and poetry to mixed media installation, relational aesthetics and neon sculpture.

Elizabeth Bloom exhibits expressive portraits of her garden, signifying the diurnal shifts in Southern California light, in oil on canvas.
Garrett M. Brown shows lyrical abstractions of roses, water, land and light, in acrylic on construction paper.

Lorraine Bubar exhibits intricate paper cutouts celebrating the diversity of life forms on earth.

Lauren Evans presents a monumental wall installation with circling raku-fired ceramic cormorants.

Candice Gawne shows luminous undersea life forms in neon (glass with Argonne gas).

Ellen Giamportone exhibits two photographic images of flora demonstrating two very different ways of looking at nature-one a macrocosm of “Flower Trash”, the other an iPhone shot of silhouetted forms in urban landscape.

Carol Goldmark explores the metaphysical relationship between flowers and flesh in her rich oil on panel paintings and graphite drawings of decaying blooms.

Robin Hinchliffe lends poetry to Beautiful Planet with her affecting haiku, related to the four seasons.

Margaret Lazzari’s exuberant oil on canvas abstractions, dealing with density of matter, luminous voids and movement, are based on her observation of landforms, water and sky. — M. Lazzari

Betsy Lohrer Hall presents an experiential piece in which she will dedicate 4 consecutive hours at 5 intervals over the duration of the exhibition, to being outdoors, technology free. Each interval will focus on one of the 5 senses. Viewers are invited to do the same. A space within the gallery will serve as a site for display of what the artist and viewers collect, discover and produce and as a forum for exchange.

Kenneth Ober’s rhythmic pinstripes in oil on canvas converge into fields of undulating grass.

Ann Page presents mixed media collage and 3-D rapid prototype objects that seem to invent new biological species as well as bearing reference to those already present here on planet earth.

Deborah Patterson presents dream-like photo collage from digitally manipulated, sheer, layered photographic images of nature.

Carol Saindon exhibits elegant photomontage grid of black and white images of waves in water.

Anne Scheid presents a drawing in graphite and lithographic crayon, imaging the constant exchange of energy that exists between humans and the forces of the earth.

Laura Stickney exhibits images of beetles, pods and bracts described in oil on repurposed Polaroid film carriers.

Victoria Veedell presents small works in oil that evoke the dense fog and muted light of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pat Warner exhibits striking large-scale paper cutouts of cherry and plum trees in bloom in Japan.

David Jordan Williams presents one exquisite digitally manipulated photographic image accompanied by other straight-up color photographs.

Night River, oil on canvas, 12 x 12

Victoria Veedell, Night River, oil on canvas, 12 x 12

Landscape Imagined at 455 Market St. Lobby Gallery

Landscape Imagined
Lobby Gallery
455 Market Street at First Street
San Francisco, CA

January 5 – March 27, 2015

I’m so pleased to share the photos of the exhibition at 455 Market St. Thank you Bonnie Earls-Solari for inviting me to show my work.  This group of paintings are concerned with light and it’s effects in the natural world.

©Victoria Veedell  Landscape Imagined

Installation View at 455 Market Lobby Gallery

©Victoria Veedell  Landscape Imagined

Installation View at 455 Market Lobby Gallery

©Victoria Veedell  Landscape Imagined

Installation View at 455 Market Lobby Gallery

©Victoria Veedell  Landscape Imagined

Installation View at 455 Market Lobby Gallery

©Victoria Veedell  Landscape Imagined

Installation View at 455 Market Lobby Gallery